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    Study finds police are more likely to be forgetful after at least 60 seconds of intense physical exertion

    Police officers who engage in at least 60 seconds of intense physical energy while involved in a combative encounter may suffer memory loss, according to a newly published study in the journal Psychological Science.

    Researchers found that officers chasing down a suspect or engaging in a physical altercation with someone can often forget details of the incident, including being unable to identify the suspect from a lineup.
    The study followed 52 police officers - 42 men and 10 women - in Winnipeg, Canada, who had been on the job about 8 years. All exercised regularly and were considered fit and healthy.

    The officers were split into two groups; both groups attended a briefing and got information on three armed robberies. They viewed a six-person lineup of color pictures. The group was split into pairs where one officer rigorously assaulted a punching bag until he was visibly tired, the other did not. They were then taken to a trailer set up to represent a realistic "home" environment complete with a "target" individual who had access to multiple weapons strategically placed around the room.

    Each officer went through a scenario where there was a brief but angry verbal confrontation with that person. Shortly after the scenario was over, officers were given three memory tests. They were asked to recall details of their initial briefing, the encounter - and then shown the lineup photographs.

    Researchers found the group that physically exerted themselves remembered less information from the original briefing and the encounter with the target individual. In fact, more than 90% of the officers in the non-exertion group could recall at least one detail about the target. Barely a third of the officers who were involved in the physical activity remembered seeing the target person at all.
    more here: Cops more forgetful after chases or altercations - CNN.com Blogs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Motorwaycop View Post
    Sorry I got tired reading that..what did you say.
    Reading does not count as intense physical exertion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post
    Reading does not count as intense physical exertion.

    That may depend on your perspective.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post
    Reading does not count as intense physical exertion.

    You should have posted the article in ye ol' English so he could read it , Jenna.
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